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The Dover Christmas Parade

The Dover Christmas Parade will be on December 12th at 2pm. Line up at 1pm at the Dover Park on W. Wilson Street. If you would like to enter a float or have your church choir, praise team or praise dancers in the parade, please contact Marilyn Brown at 252-523-7130.


'A Celtic Christmas'

St. Francis by the Sea, 920 Salter Path Road, Salter Path NC, 28575
The Jennifer Licko Band and Patrick Mangan from RIVERDANCE will perform. The concert will feature holiday music.

Craig Griffin (252)646-3581

Grifton Christmas parade

Grifton NC 28530

Patricia Riggs 2528143747

Christmas Customs at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center 100 N. Queen St. Kinston NC
Join the staff at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center to visit with costumed interpreters, take part in demonstrations of games and crafts that were part of Christmas Customs during the Civil War.

Holly Brown
252-526-9600 ex. 221

A very Merry Military Christmas

Jacksonville NC at the USO
A good old fashioned variety show at the OLDEST USO in the world. A tribute to our troops . We have a little something for every member of the family .

Nikki Dyba , 910-290-0168
Jacksonville Performing Arts. /

Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord, NC
Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and the spectacular holiday light show will be even bigger and better in its sixth year. With more than three million lights, a huge infield Christmas Village and the unique chance to drive the track, Speedway Christmas has become the area’s best new holiday tradition!
Nov. 21-Dec. 30 from 6-10pm (closed Christmas Day). Speedway Christmas kicks off Saturday, Nov. 21 with the Egg Nog Jog, a 5K run through the elaborate light displays at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a fireworks extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. Cars will be permitted to drive through the show after 7:30 p.m. The drive-through show will remain open nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 30 (closed Christmas Day). The infield Christmas Village, including movie nights on the speedway’s 16,000-square-foot HDTV, photos with Santa, a bustling Bethlehem village, petting zoo and more will be open every Thursday through Sunday night.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is located at 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord, NC. Take Interstate 85 to exit 49 (Bruton Smith Blvd.) toward Hwy. 29.
Visit or call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) for pricing, movie schedules and more information about Speedway Christmas.

Samantha Filckik

Enfield Colonial Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair and House Tour 2015

Enfield Performing Arts Center, 137 SE Railroad St. (tallest building in town) and see art and antiques at Mears on Whitfield St.
Enfield Colonial Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair and House Tour 2015

Enfield Performing Arts Center, 137 SE Railroad St. (tallest building in town) and see art and antiques at Mears on Whitfield St.

Lunch will be served at Jennie's Beans and Buns, 116 N. Dennis St.

Arts & Crafts: Saturday, December 5th @ 9am - 4pm
Sunday, December 6th @ 1pm - 4pm

Christmas House Tour: Saturday, December 5th @ 12 noon - 5:30pm
Sunday, December 6th @ 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Six houses on tour $25 ($20 for Seniors) get tickets at Enfield Performing Arts Center or call 252-445-2234 for advance tickets.

Prize Drawings - Refreshments @ Participating Merchants
Colonial Craftsmen-Colonial Vendors-Colonial Costumes
Kids Korner at Enfield Performing Arts Center
'Mule and Wagon Rides - Farmers Market'

Sponsored By: Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation
For more Information call: 252-445-2234

A Tree Lot Christmas – Joining Jesus’ Family Tree

Centerview Baptist Church 1165 Piney Green Rd Jacksonville, NC 28546
God uses “trees” in the Bible to tell us His story. He uses them as a symbol to teach us about growth, strength, life, etc. This musical presented by the Children’s Choir, under the direction of Rev. Johnny Thompson is filled with vibrant songs that deliver the truth of God’s word. The script follows a group of kids selling Christmas trees outside a toy store to raise money for children in need. Join the adventure as these compassionate and fun-loving kids demonstrate the powerful love of Christ to the greedy toy store owner. Everyone is cordially invited. Children are welcome in the sanctuary. Seating is first-come, first-served. Centerview Baptist Church is located near White Oak High School.

Centerview Baptist Church
1165 Piney Green Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Call: 910-347-6691

Lights of Love luminary display

Magens Bay subdivision, Cedar Point, NC - near the intersection of Hwy 24 and Hwy 58
Organized and Hosted by the Croatan High School Hospice Helpers club, there will be over 3000 luminaries lighting the way thru this beautiful subdivision, all decked out for the holidays to support The Crystal Coast Hospice House. No entry fee but donations encouraged.

Coley Howard

Three Gifts - Our Christmas Offering

Centerview Baptist Church 1165 Piney Green Rd Jacksonville, NC 28546
It’s Christmas time. "Three gifts; gold, frankincense and myrrh were laid at the feet of Jesus Christ by royalty. The gifts we bring are of even greater value to God: our life, our heart, our desires, accomplishments, failures, thanksgiving and praise - all come before Jesus." Listen to the choir and narrators while watching the drama under the direction of Rev. Johnny Thompson Come hear the story of hope to capture your hear all over again. Hear it with fresh ears. See it with fresh eyes. See what the Father does with surrendered hearts. What He did then; He does now. He changes the world one surrendered person at a time.

Centerview Baptist Church

Christmas Candlelight Tour

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
The Beaufort Historical Association will host the eighth annual Christmas Candlelight Tour Saturday, December 12th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly decorated for the season. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through candlelit streets or join the carolers aboard the BHA’s 1967 English double-decker bus for a free ride to their destinations. In addition, the Beaufort Historic Site and buildings will be open for free tours to the public that day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. . In addition to the Christmas Candlelight Tour, the Beaufort ArtWalk celebrates the season for its fifth year with a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for the Candlelight Tour are $14 and are on sale now. For more information, or to purchase tickets call 252-728-5225, stop by the Visitor’s Center at 130 Turner Street or visit

Sidney Hunter, 252-728-5225,

Christmas Spectacular

Wrightsboro UMC, 3300 N Kerr Ave, Wilmington NC
The concert is a 2 hour Christmas event featuring a 65 voice choir singing many of your Christmas favorites both old and new. From the sets, lights, and costumes, to the joy, hope, peace, love and wonder of Christmas, you will leave with the real meaning of Christmas in your heart. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased by calling the Wrightsboro UMC Box Office at 910-762-2583. For e-mail orders:

Friday, Dec. 11 @ 7PM
Saturday, Dec. 12 @3PM
Monday, Dec. 14 @7PM

Box Office; 910-762-2583

Belhaven Chtistmas Celebration

Belhaven, North Carolina
The Little Town of Belhaven will be shining on Saturday, December 5th, with all day Christmas Festivities beginning at noon. Santa's Village will be open from noon-4:00 where children can visit Santa, make reindeer food and more! Children can build their very on gingerbread houses in front of Spoon River Artworks and Market. The parade begins at 4:00 and will be followed by the Candlelight tour of homes from 5:30-7:30. The Toy Trains of Belhaven are a treat not to be missed! They will be open in the Old Town Hall between 1-4 and after the parade until 7. Join us for a fun family day!

Diana Lambeth, Executive Director, Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce

Ladies' Christmas Dinner, A Baby Changes Everything

Temple Baptist Church, New Bern
A Christmas Dinner catered by one of New Bern's favorite restaurants, Baker's Kitchen, supporting the EPIC Pregnancy Center. Guest Speaker is the nationally renowned Amy Carroll of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Music by Jessica Tyson. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online at We are also asking for donations of disposable diapers, baby wipes, or gently used diaper bags to be given to the Pregnancy Center. Come and be blessed with a seasonal message, fellowship, joyful worship, dinner and dessert!

Debbie Stilley, 252-633-5777

Tell Me The Story of Jesus

Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Tell me the story of Jesus .
The story of Jesus begins before time and continues through all eternity. Through music and narration, the choir, children’s choir and orchestra will tell His story through song. Tell Me the Story of Jesus will carry us from cradle to cross, both acts of love that hard to comprehend, but life-changing for each of us . . . . . if we’re willing to listen and believe and live in Him.

December 11th & 12th @ 7PM
December 13th @ 6PM

Holly Sullivan

Ayden Christmas Parade

The Town of Ayden invites you to a magical parade of lights and fun. This parade features the ECU Marching Pirates Drum Line. The fun will start on Pitt Street and turn right onto 3rd Street. Then left onto West Ave, left onto 2nd and finally left onto MLK Jr. Street. The town will also have a market, business open houses, dinner specials, hayrides and of course Mr. and Mrs. Santa

Laura Todd, Ayden Chamber of Commerce, 252-746-2266, or on Facebook at Ayden Chamber

Christmas Town in Ayden

Ayden will be celebrating Christmas by having a night called Christmas Town in Ayden. Downtown Ayden businesses will having specials, drawings and give aways. There will be an outside market with over 25 vendors on Lee Street. We will also have Santa and Mrs. Claus in our Christmas Village from 4pm to 6pm on West Ave by the stage. Guests will also find hayrides from 4 to 6, dinner specials at local restaurants and Christmas Carolers from 6 to 6:30pm along the Christmas parade route that begins at 6:30.

Laura Todd, Ayden Chamber of Commerce, 252-746-2266, or on Facebook "Ayden Chamber"

A Carpenters Christmas

Duplin County Events Center, Kenansville, NC 28349
Singer & playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are keeping The Carpenters’
holiday traditions alive with spot-on renditions of their unforgettable Christmas tunes.

Monique Roberts
(910) 275-0008

A Celtic Christmas - The Jennifer Licko Band

Turnage Theatre and Gallery - 150 W Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
Celebrating its fifth year of sold-out concerts in Eastern North Carolina, The Jennifer Licko Band’s ‘A Celtic Christmas’ is returning with BIG changes! This year, for the first time, the band will include Patrick Mangan from RIVERDANCE; the original Irish music & dance hit production. $18

HeART of the City Concert

Turnage Theatre and Gallery - 150 W Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
featuring the Beaufort County Choral Society and the River City Ringers
The Beaufort County Choral Society is supported in part by a Grassroots from the NC Arts Council, a state agency, and administered by AoP.

Holiday Homes Tour

Washington, NC
Tour historic homes decorated for the Holidays. These homes have not been in recent Tours and are all located in Little Washington. $20 in advance or $25 day of the event.

Fundraiser Event

Proceeds benefit Arts of the Pamlico and the Turnage Theatre

Christmas at the Market

Martin County Farmer's Market (4001 W. Main Street Ext., Williamston, NC 27892)
Come out and shop local vendors for that one of a kind gift on your Christmas list. There will be a variety of handcrafted items available for sale. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Zach's Toy Chest and help us spread the Christmas cheer!

Jean Brownfield

Christmas Open House at Hope Plantation

132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC 27983
The Hope Mansion and King Bazemore house will be decorated with period decorations. Join use for live holiday music, refreshments, and horse and wagon/carriage rides. Performers in period costumes will be dancing and playing games of the era.

Bobby Williams, 252-794-3140,

A Christmas Carol

Nash County Arts Council ("Nash Arts") 100 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856
Adapted version of Charles' Dickens "A Christmas Carol." Musical. Adapted & Directed by James Singleton. Costs: $13 General Admission/$11 Senior Citizens & Children 12 & Under. Nash Arts member discounts are applied according to level of membership.

December 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7:30pm; December 6 & 13 at 2:30pm

Shelly Gray, Director 252-459-4734